reply to post by newcovenant
Perhaps you misunderstand me.
I assumed we were talking about the old adage that 'we only use 10% of our brains...'
That's general usage not 'what can we get these certain cells to do when a piece of brain goes somehow missing...'
There's stem cell research and whatnot, who knows maybe in the future skin cells from your arm can be turned into a new liver... but that's not what
the old adage is talking about.
It's talking about the brain, the everyday regular brain we possess generally, being somehow suboptimal or working generally in a dimished capacity.
The adage speaks to diminished capacity.
So people can think this (it's their brain working that allows them to do it), they can see what I wrote (brain works eyes) and understand or
misunderstand what is written (again the brain), type a response or two back to me (Hello, brain controls use of thought and fingers) all the while it
(the brain) keeps your heart beating and your lungs breathing and monitors for things like pain and discomfort from sitting too long and whether or
not the room you are in is too hot and or too cold and on and on and on.
So what do people want and expect their brain to do or be doing? It's doing a heck of a lot it doesn't even seem to get credit for while people ponder
what's in the other 90% they ain't using! (While their brain endlessly ponders what it's missing!!!)
In fact it's pretty damn busy your average brain. Doing things as well as your hands, feet, heart, or knees, maybe it's maxed out in fact.
Why aren't people with perfectly functional knees saying "I want and need to unlock their potential though, maybe bend sideways or backward, these
knees are pretty functional but I have some vague notion that I ain't using but ten percent of their potential!" Why? Because it's ridiculous.
Sure people wish they could be smarter or quicker of wit or more successful or a life of the party or whatever and maybe they could learn these things
and progress a little but thinking everything isn't great (with your average general brain basically keeping you ALIVE) is just an insult to me on the
brain that anyone has.
I say instead of berating your brain and giving it an inferiority complex about itself (through itself) better to pat it on the back and celebrate
right now for all that it does for you and continues to do even when people diss it and wish it was MORE.
That's not very intelligent.
edit on 4-11-2012 by NWOwned because: spelling
edit on 4-11-2012 by NWOwned because: structure